"You know what's getting to me." he said simply, allowing the hug though still not used to how it felt when it was borne of pure affection. Caroline loved him, and even that still confused him sometimes. Because ultimately she deserved more that being called sister by a bunch of people who didn't deserve someone like her in their lives. Not any more than he did. He really didn't want to be the one to destroy her, but he was more than selfish enough to refuse to let her go. He needed her.
Her and Henrik. Those that made him feel just occasionally like it could all be okay.
"Once he's better we can take him away somewhere perhaps. And thn yes, look for somewhere that suits us all. If he still wants to stay with us. As to schooling, perhaps someone would be willing to tutor him? Which I suspect you should ask since I'm apparently regarded with as much wariness here as I am at home. Volitile and all that."
He had thought this place could be a new start. But then he'd thought that once before about a place, and his family had destroyed any chance at happiness then too.
"Its funny, I went from missing a part of myself, from coldness, to this...I can't explain how it feels to be complete, what breaking my mothers curse did. And I don't regret it, never will. But I thought it would bring my siblings together. Never quite did. You know what I always found funny, for all they complain about the daggars, took them 900 years to undagger Finn. They could have. But well, he annoyed them, so why would they do that. Did they lie, when they took the daggar out, tell him it was earlier than it was, or that I'd spent 900 years refusing to allow his release?. First 50 of those I was under the effects of the hunters curse, you know, the thing that will never match up to the pain of hell? Why did they never undagger him?"
He made a note to ask them. Or ignore it, since asking them would start them off hating him and fighting again.
"Loving me comes with its complications. But then I expect you knew that.!